Compact Track Loaders: Equipment Spotlight

October 2011, Vol. 66 No. 10
Bobcat's new T770 compact track loader.

Caterpillar
The 289C Compact Track Loader’s fully suspended, steel embedded rubber track undercarriage provides a smooth ride, better load retention and greater productivity. Spacious, sealed and pressurized cab, low ground pressure, highly durable components and excellent drawbar performance help operator’s get more done and increase the bottom line. The undercarriage employs four independent torsion axles for a better ride and excellent bucket load retention. The 289C features a two-speed drive system with a maximum speed of 8.5 miles per hour. The electro-hydraulic joystick control of the drive motor delivers straight-line tracking and electronic torque management. Caterpillar exclusive drive motor seal guards extend the lives of seals and final drives. The 289C has rated operating capacities of 3,850 pounds, at 50 percent of tipping load. Net-horsepower rating is 82. Lift-arm-path design is vertical for the 289C. 309.675.1000, catrequests@cat.com

New Holland
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The New Holland C232 features the patented vertical lift Super Boom design, delivering the industry’s best forward dump height and reach. The new self-leveling bucket feature on each model also allows attachments to maintain the pre-set location throughout the lift cycle. For long load and carry operations, the optional Glide Ride feature on the New Holland C232 compact track loader ensures a smooth ride over the roughest job site. The C232 is rated at 76 hp. The C232 has a rated operating capacity of 3,200 pounds and a bucket breakout force of 8,585 pounds. The overall width is just 79 inches on the C232 model equipped with the 18-inch tracks, to make it easier to transport the machine on a standard trailer. The dump angle on the C232 has been increased to 53 degrees. This lets operators empty the bucket faster, resulting in faster cycle times and increased productivity. 262.636.6011, newholland.com